In the UK - where, unbeknown to many, two women die every week as a result of domestic violence - high smartphone and tablet penetration has enabled digital media to be used effectively in raising awareness.
The UK clearly has further to go and we need a major shift in culture and approach to achieve anything near parity for women in the workplace.
In Marcela's community, back home on the outskirts of San Salvador, girls dread going to school once they become adolescents. They are routinely haras...
Rather than supporting women in prostitution, legalisation and decriminalisation approaches legitimise a damaging and dangerous system, where the exploitation by one part of society of another is not only tolerated, but endorsed.
It's not been a great few weeks to be a woman. Against the backdrop of recent allegations of sexual misconduct in politics and a thoroughly sexist Oscars ceremony, Twitter was all a flutter over the past weekend as it discovered t-shirts being sold through Amazon with the slogan 'Keep Calm and Rape Her'.
Where once the public might have been duped into believing that the moral compass of the religious was faithful and true, it is now painfully apparent that this compass is not only unreliable but has been tossed overboard.
I often quote the words of former United States Ambassador to the United Nations and U.S. Secretary of State Madeline Albright who once said: "There is a special place in hell for women who don't help other women."
I am not one to put faith in gender stereotypes, but with careers such as nursing, biological research and social work drawing a much higher proportion of females, I am lead to question whether the perception of engineering as a "heavy" industry, almost sterile of human interaction is putting women off.
In collective shelters for displaced families, in quieter parts of the city, I witnessed grief over life that has been lost. I met families who have lost their belongings and a more dignified life. But I also saw resilience and a strong sense of community.
FGM is personal, cultural and moral, but it is also something which the state, acting to protect defenceless citizens, has a fundamental duty to stop.
There is a new generation of active older women who have led very different lives from their mothers. Now in their 50s and 60s, they are the first generation of women to have been "doing it all". They have worked, as well as bringing up children. They've got educational qualifications and then when their children leave home, these women regard themselves as being into their stride and in their prime.
It is so often the case in relationships for a man to leave you for a younger woman. It's so common in today's day and age (no pun intended) that it doesn't even come as a surprise. The real shocker though, is when he tells you he's leaving you for an older woman.
Women are leading the way on green spending habits. An EMAP survey found them 12% more likely than men to buy environmentally friendly products and services, and 10% more likely to pay attention to what companies said about their environmental impact.
There are a number of ways that gender inequality can be addressed. But now is the time to stop talking and move to take action. The issues are global and the need for action in the emerging markets is crucial.
As a child growing up in my grandmother's house in Liverpool, there was one name that always made my grandmother excited: Rose Heilbron. Rose was an advocate, and when she was arguing a case before a jury at the Liverpool Assizes my grandmother would follow her cases avidly, sometimes even from the public gallery.
The modern-day Hunchbacks of Notre Dame, with God's help, have taken it into their heads to initiate criminal proceedings against eight FEMEN activists for carrying out their anti-papal demonstration in the Cathedral of Notre Dame de Paris.